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2015/16 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS1070 Personal Tutorials for Economics and Management

10 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Peter Hughes
Email: P.T.Hughes@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2015/16

Pre-requisite qualifications

Mathematics of at least GCSE grade A standard.

This module is mutually exclusive with

CSER1011Career Planning
CSER1021Career Planning
LLLC1105PDP: Planning for Success
LUBS1045Personal Tutorials for Accounting and Finance
LUBS1060Personal Tutorials for Economics
LUBS1080Personal Tutorials for HRM
LUBS1085Exploring Your Potential
LUBS1095Personal Tutorials for Marketing
LUBS1100Personal Tutorials for International Business
LUBS2055Academic and Management Skills
LUBS2130Contemporary Business Issues

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

i. Access a range of sources of information and writing in the discipline area and be able to distinguish between a range of different scholarly and non-scholarly sources.
ii. Start to appreciate and understand scholarship in the discipline and be able to assemble coherent arguments within a range of assessments: essays (both timed and untimed), reports and oral presentations.
iii. Identify how they will use the opportunities available to them through their degree programme and Leeds for Life.
iv. Have strategies and techniques for managing own learning in the upper degree levels.
v. Demonstrate their skills development through their first year at University, identify areas for further development and put in place their own personal development plan.

Learning outcomes
This module focuses on skills outcomes rather than knowledge outcomes and is designed to enable students to make the most of the learning opportunities throughout their core programme of study.

Skills outcomes
The module provides students with comprehensive study skills for the programme of study and opportunities to develop broader transferable skills and use personal development planning techniques.

The module aims to enable students to make the most of the learning opportunities offered through their degree and to help them integrate their university experience into your longer term personal and career planning.

The module will use key concepts, issues and learning from a core module on the Economics and Management programme.

The module aims to enable students to cope with the expectations placed upon them as independent learners at levels 2 and 3.


Syllabus

A
- The University's Values.

B
- The university learning environment
- Self-managed learning
- Assessment & the effective use of feedback
- Jobs, professions and careers; portfolios of careers and multiple careers; work, life and balance.

C
- Finding things out: library skills, web skills, interrogating databases
- Advanced literacy: reading skills
- Reading non-verbal texts: diagrams, maps, pictures, photographs, videos
- Critical thinking
- Advanced literacy: writing skills
- Using and referencing sources
- Intellectual property and plagiarism.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture51.005.00
Lecture12.002.00
Seminar111.0011.00
Tutorial30.331.00
Fieldwork21.002.00
Class tests, exams and assessment11.001.00
Induction Session13.003.00
Peer Discussion221.0022.00
Group Project43.0012.00
Workshop21.002.00
Presentation21.002.00
Mini Conference12.002.00
Private study hours35.00
Total Contact hours65.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- Preparation for seminars and tutorials
- Completion of PDP and assessed coursework
- Group work on report and presentation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Student progress will be monitored via personal tutorial meetings, contribution to group seminars and completion of and performance in assessed coursework.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Assignment1,500 word essay on an introductory topic requiring an evaluation of different source materials20.00
EssayA timed essay written under exam conditions with question based on a core module syllabus30.00
AssignmentCV and mock internship application20.00
Tutorial PerformanceCompletion of Leeds for Life forms and attendance at personal tutorials6.00
Group ProjectPowerpoint presentation on an agreed topical issue24.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Resit by 2 hour written examination

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 13/04/2015

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